Discover the range of photographic possibilities in Scotland's lochs, rivers and shorelines. Capture the dynamic moods, motion and movement of water. Freeze the action in sharp relief or slow it to silky softness. Explore reflections and the use of filters, with tuition in the most appropriate camera settings to use when photographing water.
Inverness is perfectly placed for access to a wide range of magnificent venues for our Scotland360° “Waterfalls and Waves” photography workshop themes.
Tarbat Ness and nearby Rockfield in Easter Ross are packed with potential for photographing and capturing the power of the sea.
Experience the power of the waves crashing over rocks, providing perfect opportunities for learning how to freeze the action - or perhaps developing your photography techniques for slowing down shutter speeds to produce a sense of motion.
Tarbat Ness offers rocky shores and skerries alive with waves and motion as the North Sea meets the rugged headland. Big skies, constantly changing cloud formations, infinite changes in light and long distance views provide perfect perspective for framing and composition.
Tarbat Ness lighthouse, one of the original Stevenson lighthouses and the third tallest lighthouse in Scotland, provides a tremendous focal point for photography. Throughout the day, we will use this as a feature to explain and to develop your understanding of composition and perspective.
This photography workshop is packed with inspiration for developing your coastal landscape photography skills. Waves, skerries and the power of the sea contrast with slipways, coves and coastal fishing villages.
Throughout the day this we will provide tuition in the technical use of your camera. Shutter speeds, the use of filters and appropriate lens choice will contribute to your technical knowledge and understanding.
This particular location lends itself well to tuition in composition, perspective and the use of light.
The Fairy Glen, at Rosemarkie on the Black Isle, provides the perfect setting for photographing a particularly picturesque waterfall. The walk to the waterfall through a delightful semi natural woodland, winds its way alongside the Rosemarkie Burn.
Springtime and Autumn present us with a myriad of photographic opportunities within the woodland and alongside the river. Spring leaves and flowers provide a fresh, colourful backdrop to the river in contrast to the muted colours of autumn.
Lower light levels in the woodland provide us with opportunities for setting longer shutter speeds to slow down the water and produce a silky water effect – a classic photography output..
After 2km, we’ll reach the mill pond and the two waterfalls within the Fairy Glen and the real interest begins. A short section of path separates the two falls and there are a number of viewpoints and perspectives to enjoy and to explore.
This workshop will develop your skills in the technical use of your camera. Shutter speeds, the use of filters and appropriate lens choice will contribute to your technical knowledge and understanding.
I have some classic venues within easy reach of Inverness for my "Waves and Waterfalls" series of Photography Workshops. Tarbat Ness and the Fairy Glen Waterfalls are the two featured venues above, but we are spoiled for choice with miles of coastline and rivers close at hand.
Other venues include Glen Affric, Rogie Falls, Black Water Falls and picturesque Loch Achilty. And if we venture a little further afield, the Moray Coast offers Bow Fiddle Rock, the fishing villages of Hopeman and Burghead as well as the Moray Coastal Trail.
We always ensure that there is plenty of time for tuition in how to capture the best results from your camera, developing your technical skills. Shutter speeds, the use of filters and appropriate lens choice will contribute to your technical knowledge and understanding. We will be use locations to their full potential, guiding you through perspective, composition and using the location to best advantage.
This series of workshops can be run as full or half day sessions. Timings may vary in some locations to allow us to make best use of light, particularly if sunset and sunrise options are possible.
We normally meet at, or close to, the location. Meeting points and times will be advised at the time of booking. Starting with an overview of the day, I'm always keen to understand what you would like to achieve during the Workshop - this ensures that we maximise the benefits of the day. However, I also have many ideas and options for you and there is always scope for blending your ideas and my suggestions.
We will normally cover several viewpoints during the workshop, all within easy reach of the meeting point.